Denzel Washington: “I Don’t Want Movie-Star Friends”

Is it wrong for Denzel to be comfortable with his friends, even if they aren't actors?

denzel washington smilingWho needs friends when you’re Denzel Washington?

In an article from The Guardian, the popular actor states, “actually, even within the industry, I don’t have any actor friends.”

“My friends are old friends,” Washington continued.  ”One’s an ex-music guy, the other’s a restaurant owner and the other’s an ex-pro ballplayer.”

Denzel, who is known to keep his personal life low key, also says, “I don’t want movie-star friends. And being African American, there were no big movie stars to hang out with anyway, not when I was starting out, they were just the third guy from the back! For whatever reason, I never befriended any white actors.”

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